Maintenance Technician

KIND OF WORK: This is semi-skilled and skilled work in the maintenance, repair and operation of
mechanical equipment used in Limestone County Water & Sewer Authority water or wastewater systems.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE WORK: An employee in this class is responsible for performing
preventive maintenance, discovering mechanical deficiencies and eliminating defects on miscellaneous
lift/booster station and water/wastewater plant machinery and mechanical equipment; outdoors 90% of the time
and must be willing to work non-standard hours and weekends. Work is performed in accordance with
established procedures under the general supervision of a Maintenance Supervisor or Manager. A Maintenance
Technician must be able to lift items weighing over forty pounds and may be required to work overtime or
respond to emergency calls after working hours. This position is considered Non-Exempt per FLSA guidelines.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples
include all tasks which may be performed in positions of this class.) Completes major and minor overhauls on
lift or booster station equipment or water/wastewater treatment plants; replaces, packs, and greases pumps and
shafts; removes and repairs or replaces damaged machine parts; installs new equipment, pumps, valves, and
electric motors; keeps daily reports and completes work orders as required; reviews completed work to make
certain that it is accurate; performs preventative maintenance task on lift or booster station and
water/wastewater plant equipment; works with the public and/or other utilities to solve water or sewer issues;
cleans area and cuts grass around lift stations, water tanks, or water/wastewater treatment plants; drives a utility
owned vehicle between assigned jobs; picks up parts for repairs as needed; in some instances may be required to
install, repair, and maintain equipment controls including PLCs, radios, and wiring for SCADA systems;
programs, configures, and troubleshoots PLCs and HMIs; follows all safety procedures; performs routine
maintenance work; trains employees as assigned; performs any assigned utility work with other departments as
required.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE WORK: Good knowledge of water booster station equipment,
sewage lift station equipment, water/wastewater plant equipment including all standard maintenance methods,
practices and procedures; good knowledge of plumbing and electrical maintenance; good knowledge of
occupational hazards and necessary safety practices applicable to mechanical maintenance and repair work;
must be able to comply with all Limestone County Water & Sewer Authority’s safety rules, policies, and
procedures; ability to properly use and care for tools and equipment used in mechanical repair tasks; ability to
interpret and work from blueprints, schematics, P&ID’s, and diagrams; ability to diagnose and solve mechanical
problems; ability to interpret PLC ladder logic and flow chart programming and associated circuits; knowledge
of wired and wireless communication support; ability to work under dangerous conditions; ability to understand
and follow simple oral and written instructions and directions; ability to perform manual labor; ability to
establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public; ability to
communicate and maintain effective working relationship with any 3rd party consultants and/or vendors as the
work requires.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from high school or equivalent; must possess a valid Driver’s
License , may be required to obtain Class A CDL within first year of employment (e.g. if required to take
distribution crew call or drive a sewer pump truck) ; 1-2 years utility maintenance experience preferred; or a
combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.

Effective: September 1, 2013
Revised: April 11, 2014